outreach to the gay community was started in the year 1991. We sent
a young man from our congregation as an emmisary of sorts to infiltrate
the gay culture of San Francisco. His name was Bobby. It was
there on the perilous streets of San Francisco on a bright November afternoon
that young Bobby met Adam (a confessed homosexual and drug addict), Steve
(a male prostitute and ex-catholic), and 'The Boss" (one of the most
powerful male pimping agents in the Bay area). It was in a Starbuck's
Coffee House where he shared the good news to them in the form of
a gospel tract called: 'Don't bend over to pick up the Soap.' He
prayed with all three men that day. The result was a chain reaction within
the community. Hundreds of sensitive young men and boys were swarming to
hear the good news. Landover Baptist Church reacted by sending immediate
funds to erect what would be later known as the largest church for homosexual
men in San Francisco. Bobby was a straight boy when he left us in
1991, but by the time he returned to us he was a full blown homosexual.
After counciling with Pastor Vince De'Angelo and some treatment from Dr.
Jonathan Edwards.. Bobby's sexual preferences seemed to be in order.
We returned him to SanFrancisco where the ministry is left in his hands.
He returns to visit Landover Baptist in Freehold Iowa every three years
for fundraising and rehabilitation. We are not one hundred percent
sure what is actually going on there in San Francisco, but we are proud
to say that we have an outreach there to the Gay Community